Join 16,000 runners for the Royal Parks Half Marathon
The Royal Parks Half Marathon is known as 'Britain's most beautiful Half Marathon' for a reason. The 13.1-mile course will take you on a scenic route through England's capital. The course winds through four of London's stunning Royal Parks. You'll also get to run past the iconic London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament.
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of running through London on closed roads. The Royal Parks Half Marathon's flat course is perfect for everyone. Whether you're a first-time runner or want to hit a personal best – this is the race for you! Joining #TeamNSPCC means you’ll receive incredible, bespoke support from day one.
Join our team and help change children’s lives.
Sign up for a Royal Parks Half charity place
Registration is £10 and we ask that you raise at least £350 to help change children’s lives.
Why join #TeamNSPCC?
Fundraising and training support
A dedicated NSPCC event manager will look after you during your Royal Parks Half journey. They'll offer support and tips for your fundraising.
We also offer expert training plans from our partners at Full Potential. You can even video call them, giving you direct access to the training experts!
Personalised NSPCC goodies
You’ll receive an NSPCC running vest that you can personalise with your name. This means supporters can cheer you on as you run.
We also offer incentives and goodies for our top fundraisers!
Amazing on-the-day experience
Our amazing team will be there to support you all the way to the finish line.
Keep an eye out on the route for us. You'll find us in green, and we'll give you a well-needed cheer to keep your morale high – you’ll hear us before you see us!
Personal training from Full Potential
Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.
- a plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
- access to real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
- training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
- access to the #TeamNSPCC Facebook group and #TeamNSPCC Strava group to help you keep in touch with your teammates.
Get started today with our running training zone. You'll find everything from injury advice to nutrition advice.
"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant
Training resources and fundraising ideas
The 2024 Royal Parks Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 13 October 2024, starting and finishing in Hyde Park, London.
The route threads its way through the beauty and majesty of four Royal Parks and past iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and the Royal Albert Hall.
The deadline for registration on the event organiser's portal is Friday 30 August 2024.
Registration is £10 and the fundraising ask for the 2024 Royal Parks race is £350.
JustGiving sends your donation straight to the NSPCC and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you're a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
If you can't find an answer to your question here, please email running@NSPCC.org.uk. We're here to support you from 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.